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German Genealogy: Austria

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General Information

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Associations and Societies

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Genealogical and Historical Records

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Gazetteers and Maps

Note: See also: resources covering the entire Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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Bibliography

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Archives and Libraries

An overview by Christoph Tepperberg (translated):
If one wants to get an overview of a certain topic, one usually reaches for an encyclopedia, a manual or technical literature. For detailed, comprehensive information, however, there exist the archives and document centers. "Archives are the memory of humanity." They preserve the written, pictorial and audio-visual record of public administrative authorities and private institutions, for example, documents and contracts, diplomatic correspondence and negotiation protocols, land registers and reclamations, tax registers and population statistics, church records and obituaries, registration notes and home records, death observance protocols, testaments and abandonments, inspection notices, hated relatives and favored lists, day books and chronicles, maps, building plans and technical drawings, portraits, picture postcards, photos and so on, more recently also audio tapes, videos and electronic media. Austria is, in spite of its slight geographical extent, an "Archives Giant". The Austrian archives preserve namely the written record of a world empire, the sheer, unassessable mass of the old Habsburg monarchy. Alone the warehouses of the Austrian State Archive house almost 200 kilometers (120 miles) of archives. Daily, numerous researchers find their way to the Austrian archives: historians and political scientists, home and family researchers, geographers and environmental scientists, lawyers and notaries, model builders, collectors of military decorations and many others.

The following address list of the Austrian archives is presented for the benefit those interested in making contact with the archives:

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Miscellaneous

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Predecessor States and Historical and Geographic Regions

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Other Internet Resources

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Last update: 24-Feb-2000 (ds)
Many thanks to Herr Oberrat Dr. Christoph Tepperberg, specialist of the War Archive and to Hrn. Hofrat Dr. Rainer Egger, Director of the War Archive.
Rick Heli, Sandra Edwards and Günter Junkers (edited from banat mailing list) have also contributed to this web page. Please forward any comments and additions to this www-page to WebMaster